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Rear pass wheel locked up.sounds like somethings dragging &being crushed. will go into every gear but only goes 2 inches and stops

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Sounds like a problem with the brakes, if it's drum brakes one or more of the springs probably rotted and broke of, and got wedged betweed the brake shoe and the drum in which case you will need to buy a brake drum hardware kit and replace the springs, I would also replace the self adjuster while doing the job as brake drums are a pain so do everything all at once. If it is disk brakes your caliper is probably locked up, open the bleeder screw and try to get the caliper off, tap the piston back in and reinstall, sometimes this will free them up, if not you will have to replace the caliper.

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not work, do tell what makes you think it dont work (a lamp) or tires slipping or dead tires. (by tires mean that and traction)??????????

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first off, we dont know what your tires are touching.

on road, or off road. pavement or ICE or snow.

that matters big time . (you read manual and match MODE to Road)

your lost operators guide explains all that, right?

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here are the mode. which one , gives you problems.



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